Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 Sheena Monnin has resigned from her beauty queen role in the Miss Universe Organization. She claims that she witnessed "fraudulent" behavior by officials at the Miss USA Pageant this past weekend where she alleges the top five finalists were already selected "before the show ever started."
The 27-year-old told her Facebook followers that another contestant "saw a folder lying open to a page that said 'FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012' and she saw the places for Top 5 already filled in."
She explains her decision for "voluntarily, completely, and utterly" removing herself from Donald Trump's pageant system in another statement that reads:
"In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy. I do not support this system in any way. In my heart I believe in honesty, fair play, a fair opportunity, and high moral integrity, none of which in my opinion are part of this pageant system any longer."
Miss Universe, however, revealed that the former beauty queen is not being completely honest. On top of calling her allegations "false," the organization released an email in which Monnin criticized the inclusion of transgendered contestants. It reads:
"I refuse to be part of a pageant system that has so far and so completely removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural born males to compete in it. This goes against ever (sic) moral fiber of my being."
Ugh! She had to go there, didn't she? Such a shame! Especially after Olivia Culpo, the contestant that was crowned Miss USA on Sunday night, expressed her support for such equality.
We'd like to consider her side of the story, but not sure if we can after THAT ignorant statement.
Trump has announced he plans on suing Monnin over the "ridiculous" accusations and added that the organization doesn't even care who the final contestants are. He thinks "she's angry about losing," but made sure to state "she didn't deserve to be in the top 15."
If that's her attitude toward equality, we don't think so either. After all, REAL beauty comes from within!
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